Industry News

Villa Enterprises Management Ltd. Inc. (and its affiliates, Villa Enterprises), the global multiconcept restaurant franchisor, announced the grand opening of its Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen concept’s new...

Entrepreneurs Michael and Melissa Newton will celebrate the grand opening of South Bend, Indiana’s new Einstein Bros. Bagels location at 2019 South Bend Ave., north of Campus Shoppes, with a food giveaway...

Beautiful Brands International announced it has signed an agreement with Larry Koehler and Casie Caldwell of Greenz Salads for the first Greenz Salads franchise. The new restaurant will be converted from...

Yum! Brands Inc. announced its plans to place its Long John Silver’s and A&W All-American Food Restaurants for sale, and has begun a process to identify a buyer. The company is sharpening its long-term...

Smashburger took its Sin City Smashburger nationwide on January 17. Before, this burger was found only on Las Vegas Smashburger menus. The Sin City Smashburger was crafted with the Vegas “city that never...

EPL Intermediate Inc., parent company of El Pollo Loco Inc., announced the promotion of Steve Sather to president and CEO and the appointment of Samuel N. Borgese to executive chairman of the board of El...

The National Restaurant Association announced the launch of a campaign called "America Works Here" that will help educate opinion leaders, policymakers, and their staff members about the breadth, depth,...

Checkers Drive-In Restaurants Inc., the largest double drive-thru restaurant chain in the U.S., announced the launch of its new digital campaign, which includes new websites for both its Checkers and Rally’...

Top That! Pizza announced the signing of its first development agreement, paving the way for the expansion of the Tulsa, Oklahoma–based concept throughout Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas, and North Texas....

Domino’s Pizza is striving to be a part of the solution when it comes to promoting healthy, active lifestyles for young people—highlighted by the launch of its Domino’s Smart Slice school lunch...

Cold Stone Creamery announced the launch of the Cold Stone Yogurt Bar, a new yogurt concept that will be incorporated into existing Cold Stone stores in 2011. The brand extension will feature a proprietary...

January 10 was a big day for Auburn University. Not only did the Tigers play for and win the BCS national championship game for college football, but the school welcomed the nation’s seventh nontraditional...

On January 3, revisions to PCI Security Standards became effective for foodservice operations, providing guidelines to help prevent compromised credit card information in restaurants. To help restaurants...

Fast-casual restaurant chain Zoës Kitchen announced that Kevin Miles was promoted to chief operating officer, a new position for Zoës.

"Kevin has consistently demonstrated his strong leadership...

First Watch, a breakfast, brunch, and lunch chain based in Bradenton, Florida, signed an area development agreement to bring five restaurants to the Milwaukee area. VMB Sunrise Hospitality Inc., operated by...

Pacific Natural Foods, known for its natural and organic food and beverages, chose San Francisco–based MOD/Michael Osborne Design to redesign the brand’s broth, soup, and nondairy beverage packaging in 2011...

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